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The crisis in Syria is deepening and what we're doing in the way of military support for the rebels remain extremely -- With that as backdrop President Obama joined world leaders in calling for peace talks to finally end the crisis surrounding -- to your civil war.
That country's most powerful ally is Russia.
And it could still prove to be a major hurdle.
The president spoke again today at the G-8 global summit in NORTHERN IRELAND one day after his face to face meeting with the Russian president Vladimir Putin.
By all accounts it was uncomfortable.
At one point Putin acknowledged that President Obama was trying to ease the tension by talking about sport.
Today the GA called for both sides to negotiate a peaceful end to the Syrian civil war.
Which is so far killed more than 980000 people according to the United Nations.
That G-8 declaration also calls for al-Qaeda linked fighters to get out of Syria.
It promises more than a billion and a half dollars in new aid for Syrian refugees.
And condemns the human rights abuses.
President Obama says the US has several goals in mind.
We'll continue to work hard to try to find what -- Through this process and most importantly alleviate suffering and ensure that chemical weapons are not used by anyone.
Prudent back to these new peace efforts back to them but added that Russia has no facts to confirm the Syrian president Bashar a -- side.
Has ever unleash those deadly chemical weapons.
Wendell Goler is traveling with the president live in Berlin Wendell.
Kept the summit's final statement would have been a lot tougher on Bashar Al Assad did not for mr.
-- Who blocked a call for a -- to step down and kept the statement from specifically accusing us not abusing chemical weapons the G-8 works by consensus so.
Each leader essentially has a -- Now at a meeting with his French counterpart President Obama put the -- best face he could on the summit's call for a UN investigation.
Of -- -- chemical weapons use.
From our government's have strong evidence that -- chemical weapons have been used in the past by the Assad regime.
But we are very comfortable with the approach taken by the -- that allows the UN.
The full powers -- needs to investigate and establishes facts on the ground.
Here in Berlin mr.
Obama will address the German people for the first time as president with a speech at the Brandenburg Gate.
Yes and tough acts to follow it's the fiftieth anniversary of John F Kennedy's sic benign Berliner speech and it was -- six years ago.
That Ronald Reagan called on Mikhail Gorbachev that hair down the Berlin Wall.
Five years after speaking in Berlin as a candidate mr.
Obama hasn't had the success -- hoped for.
On some of the issues he raised and like curbing greenhouse gas emissions and closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay poll suggests he's also not quite as popular here.
And tomorrow's speech will be to an invitation only crowd of fraction the size of the 200000 people who greeted him like a rock star here in Berlin in 2008.
-- Wendell Goler amid the hungry mosquitoes in Berlin for us tonight Wendell thanks very much.
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